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sweet potato biscuits

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Sweet Potato Biscuits

Inspired by Granny Hester, I’ve been working on a sweet potato biscuit recipe.

  • 1 1/4 cups flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 2 Tbs sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3/4 cup baked sweet potato, coarsely mashed
  • 1/2 stick butter (4 Tbs), softened
  • milk, 1 Tbs at a time

Preheat oven to 425F (use convection if you have it)

Mix together dry ingredients in a bowl, then in a large measuring cup mix butter and sweet potato. Stir sweet potato mixture into flour mix and then add milk 1 Tbs at a time until you have a soft dough.

Turn out onto a floured counter and knead a couple of times to mix, then pat out into a 3/8″ thick rectangle. Cut into 12 square biscuits. (Use a round biscuit cutter if you like, but cutting into squares means no wastage and no re-rolling of the dough.)

Bake 10 mins or until golden brown.